Enslaved (photo credit: Roy Bjørge) Utgard-Loki beckons! Blackened avant-gardists Enslaved have launched into their30th year with thunder and flames. Although their Utgard European Tour will now take place in spring 2022, with support coming from Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown, the band are proud to announce four new live albums/DVDs. Out June 25th, the audio and visuals for these releases have been taken from..
CLUTCH announces the Clutch Collector’s Series, limited edition vinyl reissues of initially four catalogue albums on their own label Weathermaker Music. Blast Tyrant is the first release in the series and this one has been curated by drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, who states, “I worked with the album’s original artist Chon Hernandez to create a new look and feel for the Clutch Collector’s Series release of Blast..
After unleashing their latest single Electric Gangbang in February, BEASTWOOD will release their EP The Long Road To Ho on 7th May via Coffin & Bolt Records / Golden Robot Records. It will be available on all digital platforms. Music that should be played during every Patrick Swayze bar-fight ever" just might be the most accurate description one could ever come up with to describe a..
FRENCH-IRISH ALT METAL PROSPECTS MOLYBARON UNLEASH FERAL TRACK ‘ANIMALS’ TO DECLARE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘THE MUTINY’ MOLYBARON - ‘THE MUTINY’ - COMING MAY 21ST 2021 MOLYBARON are a promising alternative metal prospect with roots in Ireland and France. They take their cues from the powerful melodic sounds that inspire them: from Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Therapy? and..
Photo credit: Gaui H SÓLSTAFIR and KATATONIA will head out in January and February 2022 on a 31-date co-headline tour of the UK and Europe. The coming together of these two revered masters of melancholy seems only natural. For over a quarter of a century both artists have favoured the emotional connection that their music brings over all..
TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM 'THE COST OF DREAMING' RELEASED ON KSCOPE ON 28TH MAY 2021 Having recently announced details of their forthcoming studio album 'TheCost Of Dreaming', due for release on Kscope on 28th May, White MothBlack Butterfly have revealed the first single and accompanying video tobe taken from the new release, entitled “The Dreamer”. Daniel Tompkins on the song’s meaning “this is a song that exploresboth the apprehension and excitement of the birth of a dream, ‘TheDreamer’ boldly embraces regretfully introspective verses that clashwith a powerfully uplifting and hopeful chorus.” It's the greatest feeling When you lift me up I touch the clouds Is there a cost to dreaming? Cos' when you pull me up I'm so far from the ground Even though we know it won't last You teach me not to throw it all away White Moth Black Butterfly are a contemporary pop project with progressive and experimental music at its heart; created by Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT), it features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. Collaborating with Tompkins are New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery, drummer Mac Christensen and the line up is completed by ethereal vocals of UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner. Their newest output, 'The Cost Of Dreaming', not only signals a sonic evolution for the band, whilst still retaining core elements from previous recordings such as organic string sections and experimental theme linkinginterludes, but also features some exceptional special guests including saxophonist Kenny Fong and The Contortionist’s keyboardist EricGuenther. For Tompkins, White Moth Black Butterfly and 'The Cost Of Dreaming' represent a dichotomy between peace and conflict within a life full ofchaos. He explains more “Our new album 'The Cost of Dreaming' is something we feel just about every human being on the planet that's beenaffected by life changing disruption will relate strongly to. Our nature is to always be planning, dreaming about an ideal future in which we will have ticked various boxes that define our ideal lives, often at the cost of the present. And when control over that future is seizedaway from us and all we are left with is the present, we realise just how much we took for granted. Life is surely a gift to us all throughoutwhich we experience moments of soaring bliss and happiness, and then in a heartbeat sink into states of great trouble and suffering. Often ourstruggles can serve as momentous opportunities for growth, but the balance of life can often hold us back from seizing the day. It's anoutpouring of love and a cry for help.” There are strong themes throughout the album that will resonate with many people, from addressing the issue of ongoing domestic abuse crisisin "Use You" and offering a way to sign post people toward support agencies; to the unexpected psychological upheavals brought about byevents beyond our control in “Darker Days”. Self-produced, engineered and recorded over three continents in various studios throughout the last year, The Cost Of Dreaming was writtenremotely. This album signals a sonic evolution in the bands’ output while still retaining core elements from previous recordings such asorganic string sections and experimental theme linking interludes. Fans will be able to discover a series of easter eggs within the album, providing a link between this and TesseracT’s live portals experience,demonstrating the interconnected relationships throughout the artists’ various projects. The Cost Of Dreaming is released on 28th May on CD, black 180g vinyl LP and digitally (digital pre-orders receive “The Dreamer” as aninstant download from Friday 9th April) Pre-orders available now HERE (https://wmbb.lnk.to/TheCostOfDreaming) (Photographer credit: Chris W.R Cox Photography) https://youtu.be/ZjpMRb1BE6Q
Released on 11th June 2021 French atmospheric rockers Klone have built their name on making music that's as deeply introspective as it is sonically powerful. Known for their trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, the band signed with Kscope in 2019 before releasing their first album with the label, Le Grand Voyage, that same year to critical..
Melbourne Hard Rockers STONETRIP recently signed to powerhouse label Golden Robot Records and will release their new single Runaway on the 3rd of May through all digital music platforms. STONETRIP produce a groove-laden modern rock sound mixed with classic rock sensibilities. The band have an arena-ready sound and are set to reinvigorate the local rock scene. Runaway. The single describes the most compelling..
photo credit: Line Hammett Napalm Records is beyond proud to join forces with Germany's hottest and most explosive thrash metal engine, DESTRUCTION! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label and is set to release new music later this year. Since their debut EP, Sentence Of Death (1984), the German foursome..
Polish death metallers from Catharsis have just revealed a cover artwork for their upcoming studio album entitled Human Failures, due to be released early 2021. The album has been recorded in Heinrich House Studio with Filip „Heinrich" Hałucha as sound engineer and a producer. Session drums for this release have been recorded by Dariusz „Daray" Brzozowski (Dimmu Borgir, ex-Vader). Human Failures contains seven new tracks...